Man of Steel collection going strong at US Box Office

    By Ians English
    Los Angeles: Zack Snyder's latest directorial venture Man of Steel (MOS) is hovering just above expectations with a Friday collection of $44.1 million and it is being estimated that the weekend collection of this Hollywood movie will be around $115 million at the USA Box Office.

    According to, the weekend collection of Man of Steel was estimated at more than the $80 million to $100 million Warner Bros and other studios predicted by Thursday, but less than a late Friday figure that had the film at $125 million.

    Man of Steel, from Legendary Pictures, Syncopy and DC Entertainment, earned nearly half of its Friday collection by late Thursday night, with $21 million coming from late Thursday screenings, $12 million of which came from a special early screening deal through Walmart.

    It is a strong start for Man of Steel that stars Henry Cavill as the Superman, but even after you factor in international grosses - Man of Steel, which also features the like of Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Amy Adams in leads, opens day-and-date in 24 markets - it's not likely to recoup its $225 million budget in its opening frame. (IANS)

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